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Is a unique tradition rooted in Ancient Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. When the elements manifest in a balanced and harmonious state within us, we experience health, harmony, and joy in being exactly who we are.


Is an ancient alternative form of medicine that functions to stimulate and promote the free flow of energy and blood in the body. Silicone cups are placed on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum, drawing fresh oxygen rich blood to the affected area(s).


Is an energy medicine which combines traditions of the ancient Chinese Five Element model with the indigenous practice of using plant spirits for healing.This subtle, yet powerful, modality recognizes that all plants have spirit, and that spirit is the strongest medicine.


Flower essences, or herbal infusions, are made from the flowering part of a plant, and uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. They are energetic imprints that interact with the human being on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level while evoking specific qualities within.

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"In the world of self-improvement, we are often taught to look outside ourselves in an attempt to “fix” what feels missing.


By turning the attention inward and meeting ourselves with radical acceptance, a new awareness can emerge. We can begin to see our discomfort as mere information, a doorway to move through, and an essential key of wisdom in our healing process." 


A unique tradition rooted in Ancient Chinese Medicine, Five-Element Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Early observations of the elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) lead to the realization that just as the five elements can be found in nature- i.e. summer, late summer, autumn, winter, spring- they can also be found in every living being. When the elements manifest in a balanced and harmonious state within us, we experience health, harmony, and the joy in being exactly who we are.  

Five Element Acupuncture treats the underlying cause(s) of the complaint(s) rather than temporarily relieving symptoms, which aims to prevent their recurrence in the future. As the practitioner, I am trained to see and understand the relationships of the elements within the patient; therefore diagnosing and treating the root of the disharmony at the level of mind, body, and spirit. 


Acupuncture is a holistic form of medicine that aims to treat the underlying imbalances that cause disease. It is a common misconception that acupuncture only treats physical ailments. In fact, Classical Five-Element Acupuncture treats at the level of mind, body, and spirit. Below are a list of conditions considered by the World Health Organization to be treatable with acupuncture, as well as some of the issues I commonly see in my practice:

  • Anxiety                     

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Pain, acute and chronic, including headaches, low back pain, and generalized body pain

  • Chronic fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, persistent low energy

  • Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, diarrhea, and ulcers

  • Addiction and smoking cessation

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Tinnitus

  • Sexual and reproductive health

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Weight management - metabolic issues

  • Nausea

  • Sports injuries and athletic performance enhancement

  • Immune system disorders

  • Diabetes - blood sugar management

  • Feeling lost/directionless with life 

It is also important to understand that acupuncture is excellent preventative medicine.  In fact, many people with no overt symptoms find enormous benefit from receiving regular acupuncture treatment, as it supports a much greater sense of balance, harmony, and ease in one's life.


Intensive study along with personal and clinical experience have led me to a clear understanding of the unique healing power of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, and therefore it is the primary form of treatment I provide. I do, however, recognize that some issues benefit most when other approaches are considered. In such cases, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), various Dr. Tan balance methods, nutritional advice, herbal treatment (Western and Chinese), Flower Essence Remedies, and lifestyle recommendations are occasionally offered. 


In addition, I actively participate in the therapeutic use of plant spirits to bring balance and restoration through the practice of Plant Spirit Healing. I incorporate Plant Spirit Healing into most of my treatments, as this form of energy medicine deepens the treatment to a level not reachable with needles alone. 


- Rumi

“The Universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself, everything that you want, you already are.”


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